Pt. Lookout Mt
April 6 1864
I will write
you a short letter this P.M. Johnson
got back last Saturday & gave me the
articles you sent to me. I thank you
for them. I was thinking the very morning
I got them that I should have to buy
some, they are very pretty & the neckties
are worn all together here.
We have had a rain almost continually
for the past two weeks with a strong
east wind & very high tides. The waves
washed over the beach & a part of our
camp has been flooded, it has
cleared off now & I hope the stormy
season is over.
We were relieved from guarding pris-
oners some two weeks since in consideration
of our furnishing 60 men for
Provost & Hd Qu. Guard every day
no commissioned officers were acquired
so we have had an easy time lately.
Genl. Marstin has been relieved &
Genl. Hinks formerly at Concord N.H.
has taken his place. We are all well
pleased with the changes.
I do not known where Gen. Marstin is
The 2nd Regt. leaves here tomorrow, got
their orders this morning. I hear they
are going to Norfolk perhaps we
may go next, tho I have heard nothing
to this effect. Many things indicate
that we shall not go. It is immaterial
to me tho. I had rather go in to the
field this summer.
If we stay here I shall try & go home
about the middle of June so as to
be at home the 4th of July.
The remarks after E.W. Smiths name would
be Discharged through political influence
Capt.Liverman of Co E formerly [---?] Sergt
of Co "K" has a commission as Major in
the 1st Regt. U.S. Vols which is the
regt. formed here of the rebel prisoners
he says he shall not take it.
Capt. Butler just says he thinks we
shall leave here, if we do I will
let you know as soon as we are
sure of it.
My health is excellent.
I hope to hear from you soon
Give my regards to Dr. & all the